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Chewy Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

on February 3, 2012

Chewy Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

One of my dad’s favorite cookies are these chewy oatmeal (pecan) cookies. Every time I make these, I always think they would be divine with mini white chocolate chips (do they even make those?). I go to look in the cabinet where I store all my baking good, and no white chocolate chips. No worries though, these cookies are still delicious without the chocolate. Did I really just say that?

I enjoy eating these right out of the oven with a big glass of cold, organic milk. Yum Yum! My favorite part of this cookie is I love how the center stays chewy and the outside edge of the crust browns. Mmmm…

I try to talk myself into the notion these cookies are more healthy than baking up a homemade chocolate chip cookie or a cake simply because they contain three cups of oatmeal. My husband doesn’t buy into that notion as easily as I do.

If you are looking for a quick and easy, yet very yummy cookie, give these cookies a try. They will not disappoint. I don’t usually add raisins to the cookies, but if I did I know they would still be eaten all the same. In the future I am going to try raisins and white chocolate chips.

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 cup firmly backed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

3 cups Quaker Oats (I use Quick oats)

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 cup raisins

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.

3. Add in the eggs and vanilla; beat well.

4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. (Note: I acutally sifted these ingredients together before adding them into the butter-sugar mixture.)

5. Stir in the oats, pecans and raisins. Mix until well combined.

6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. (Note: I like to use Pampered Chef’s scoop to make a larger sized cookie. )

7. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. (Note: Since a increased the cookie side I also had to increase the bake time. I baked the cookies for 16 -18 minutes.)

8. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack.

Source: Quaker Oats

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